Paper: A Method For Abstracting Newspaper Articles By Using Surface Clues

ACL ID C96-2164
Title A Method For Abstracting Newspaper Articles By Using Surface Clues
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

ng Newspaper Articles by Using Surface Clues Hideo Watanabe IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory 1623-14, Shimotsuruma, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken 242, JAPAN watanabe@trl.ibm.co.j p Abstract This paper describes a system which automatically creates an abstract of a newspaper article by selecting important sentences of a given text. To determine the importance of a sentence, several superficial features are considered, and weights for features are determined by multiple-regression analysis of a hand processed cor- pus.